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emt1581
01-15-2010, 20:45
My wife bought me a Griptilian last month for my birthday. Now I'm a lefty so I want to switch the clip to the other side. Only problem is Benchmade uses these teeny tiny star wrench screws to attach their clips...and NO ONE has wrenches that small around here.

I've checked Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, etc...no luck.

So where do I find one small enough for these damn screws!?!

Does Benchmade sell them?

Thanks!

-Emt1581

Short Cut
01-15-2010, 20:54
http://www.wihatools.com/

They use Torx fasteners. I got a little kit with a variety of torx bit sizes and one driver in a carry package. I'm not seeing that kit on the website right now, let me look a little more.

emt1581
01-15-2010, 20:56
http://www.wihatools.com/

They use Torx fasteners. I got a little kit with a variety of torx bit sizes and one driver in a carry package. I'm not seeing that kit on the website right now, let me look a little more.

Thanks!

I mean if anyone has one...I'll pay shipping both ways just to borrow it. All I need to do is switch the clip from one side to the other.

Thanks again!

-Emt1581

NeverMore1701
01-15-2010, 21:31
Try your local Sears. That's where I got the little Torx wrench to do the same thing to my CRKTs. Was like $3 IIRC.

emt1581
01-15-2010, 21:34
Try your local Sears. That's where I got the little Torx wrench to do the same thing to my CRKTs. Was like $3 IIRC.

See my original post. I already tried Sears...well...Sears Essentials.

-Emt1581

crash09
01-15-2010, 21:37
My wife bought me a Griptilian last month for my birthday. Now I'm a lefty so I want to switch the clip to the other side. Only problem is Benchmade uses these teeny tiny star wrench screws to attach their clips...and NO ONE has wrenches that small around here.

I've checked Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Sears, etc...no luck.

So where do I find one small enough for these damn screws!?!

Does Benchmade sell them?

Thanks!

-Emt1581

I got my Torx driver at Lowes. came with about 8 different sizes in a little kit. Under $10 IIRC.

emt1581
01-15-2010, 21:39
I got my Torx driver at Lowes. came with about 8 different sizes in a little kit. Under $10 IIRC.

That's the one place I haven't tried around here. But they had one tiny enough for the Benchmade clip??

Thanks!

-Emt1581

crash09
01-15-2010, 22:00
That's the one place I haven't tried around here. But they had one tiny enough for the Benchmade clip??

Thanks!

-Emt1581

Yes. In fact, I bought mine specifically to tighten the Torx screws on my Benchmade knives. Mine is small, with the bits stored in the handle. Has four double-ended drivers that fit in the end of it. Here's a link:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_239384-16878-60272_0_?productId=1067905&Ntt=torx%20driver&Ntk=i_products&pl=1&currentURL=/pl__0__s?newSearch=true$Ntt=torx%20driver

emt1581
01-15-2010, 22:02
Yes. In fact, I bought mine specifically to tighten the Torx screws on my Benchmade knives. Mine is small, with the bits stored in the handle. Has four double-ended drivers that fit in the end of it.

Sounds good. I'll check Lowes out in the AM.

Thanks!

-Emt1581

kayakjax
01-16-2010, 00:14
Benchmade makes a little kit that has the torx sizes they use. I got mine at my local Benchmade dealer. I can't remember how much it was, but don't think it was more than $10.

GlockontheRocks
01-16-2010, 00:17
You might even try your local Harbor Freight store.

kayakjax
01-16-2010, 00:22
I needed the bit to fit the clip on a Kershaw Leek. I was going nuts trying to find one small enough to fit. All the ones in the hardware stores started in a bigger size than what I needed.
The Benchmade kit is so handy, I keep it in my truck console (because somebody at work is always needing to do something to a knife)

kayakjax
01-16-2010, 00:28
I just looked on ebay (Benchmade Tool Kit). The "buy it now" prices start at about $10.95 (+ $3.95 sh), but I think I paid less than that at Whittaker's in Kentucky.

H&K 4 LIFE
01-16-2010, 07:23
I bought one of these sets from Home Depot on sale for $5 during the holidays. It has the correct size Torx bit for my CRKT, and probably has one for the Benchmade as well. :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150403917835&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WVI7&GUID=374ae9ca1260a0aad42245a2fe4aa1f5&itemid=150403917835&ff4=263602_263622

cabindriver
01-16-2010, 08:22
Try your local Sears. That's where I got the little Torx wrench to do the same thing to my CRKTs. Was like $3 IIRC.

Sears for me too.

Combatcomm
01-23-2010, 21:15
Harbor Freight large security bit set on sale for $7.99 I believe.

janice6
01-23-2010, 21:19
Try your local Sears. That's where I got the little Torx wrench to do the same thing to my CRKTs. Was like $3 IIRC.

I have purchased a variety of Torx from Sears also.

TheLastDaze
01-24-2010, 23:56
The size you're looking for is T6, your local Ace would carry it also..

Make sure you buy one with the super small bits, a lot of them stop at T8.

I think we've all been in your shoes.. frustrating for sure.. you think they'd send like an allen type wrench with the torx design with every knife..

TheLastDaze
01-25-2010, 21:12
Update::

I was at Harbor Freight today and seen the Torx for 2.49, complete set of like 6 bits that go into the end of a screwdriver.

KenBGlock19
01-26-2010, 19:04
I had the same problem. Found one at Home Depot made by General. It came with a ton of bits and a zipper case for about $15 give or take. Worked on my Grip perfectly.

Gregm77
01-27-2010, 00:46
Hey emt,

Don't know if you've rectified this yet or not. But I'd get ahold of Benchmade. I have had CRKT and Kershaw both send me free wrenches and screws for their knives. I would think that as good as BM is supposed to be that they would do the same......

Good luck,

-Greg

emt1581
01-27-2010, 01:45
Hey emt,

Don't know if you've rectified this yet or not. But I'd get ahold of Benchmade. I have had CRKT and Kershaw both send me free wrenches and screws for their knives. I would think that as good as BM is supposed to be that they would do the same......

Good luck,

-Greg

I was thinking about that. But if they truely just give them away I'd think they would include them with the knife...no?

I guess there's only one way to find out!

Thanks!

-Emt1581

Glock-it-to-me
01-27-2010, 04:42
Blame Textron for inventing the Torx fastener.

DrMark
01-27-2010, 11:19
Update::

I was at Harbor Freight today and seen the Torx for 2.49, complete set of like 6 bits that go into the end of a screwdriver.

Yeah, i too picked up a set from the local Harbor Freight store.

GlocksterPaulie
01-27-2010, 11:29
Benchmade has a new tool out now, not the Blue box set. It is pretty cool, it has a knife sharpener on it and several bits. It even has a round file for serrated edges, it opens up like one of those Allen folding wrench tools.

Paulie

tall terry
01-28-2010, 13:34
the kit is like 10 bucks from benchmade, or a good knife dealer TT